Comments: Served in CBMU 596 stationed at Kaneohe and French Frigate Shoals 1944 thru 1945. We had several reunions starting in 1988 through 2006 meeting with CBMU 594. Am interested in any other surviving CBs who served on French Frigate in 1943 - 45, prior to it being turned over to the Coast Guard.
Comments: RE: East Coast All Seabee Reunion in Hampton, Virginia in February, it should be noted that the reunion of HEDSUPPACT, Saigon should include what was later NAVSUPPACT, Saigon. These two units performed the same fuctions but changed names. It is also requested that anyone serving in ACB 2 during any era, and interested in forming a reunion unit, contact me and we can make arrangements for a meeting during the ECAS reunion. Have a great Seabee Day!
Comments: My Father, Sherwood Henry Messinger, enlisted with the Seabees at the beginning of WW2. I was an infant and taken from my Mother at three years old and placed in an orphanage in Philadelphia. The reason for my posting here because I am now 69 and still know nothing about my Father. I have never even seen a picture of him. I am hoping someone here may have served with him and can tell me something (anything) about him. I have no idea where he served, only that it was in the Seabees sometime between '40 to '45. I have knowledge he died in the States after war's end but that's all. Help me if you can.
R.D.Messinger (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) Please put Sherwood in the subject box.
Comments: November 1, 2008, is the 65 th Anniversary of landing on the Island of Bougainville in the Northern Solomons.
Gutsy "Seabees" built roads,bridges,airstrips & unloaded supplies while the bullets flew!
For maintaining and repairing the Piva and Torokina airfields and installations under "constant baombardment", an entire Seabee Regiment has been commended by Major General R.J. Mitchell, USMC, Commander Aircraft, Solomon Islands.
The constant vigilance of this unit, the commenadtion said in part, was highly instumental in permitting aerial operations to continue with the least amount of delay and inconvenience.
"The Commander Aircraft, Solomon Islands, passes a "Well Done" to the Seabees in successfully accomplishing a difficult task.
Comments: Oct 31 2008 Hi to all seabees i need your help very BAD im looking for th146con,batt frome OKINAWA 1945 till the war was over, i know they had a few REUNIONs but i have not seen a thing on the web, if you seabees out there can help me i will be happy. you know seabees stay and do for each other im ret with 24 years theres my e mail i will be wateing for yours thank to all you seabees joe
Comments: MCB1 REUNION WILL BE HELD IN LAS VEGAS ,NV ON OCTOBER 09-12-2009 AN A MINI MCB1 REUNION IN HEMLOCK ,NY ON JULY4TH WEEKEND 2009 ALSO WILL BE AT THE ALL SEABEE EAST COAST REUNION FEB27-MARCH 1 2009 PLEASE CONTACT PETER DOWD AT email@example.com OR CALL 781-837-0393 ANY MCB1SEABEE THAT WOULD LIKE TO GET ON OUR MCB1 MAILING LIST CONTACT PETER DOWD
Comments: Hey 'Bees! I would not attempt to tell you to vote for anyone, unless you asked me. Who you vote for is YOUR BUSINESS and NO ONE ELSE'S. However, I am urging each and every one of you that is able to vote, to do just that. VOTE! You know, just like I know, that your service and the dedication and sacrifice of you and your brothers and sisters in the sevice make voting not only a right, and a privilage, but also, to us, it is a necessity. Servicemen and women are the MAIN reasons we have this wonderful country and the freedoms we enjoy. No other occupation can make claim to the fact that it was us, and will always be us that do the fighting to keep America free. Serve still Seabees...make sure you vote!.
Comments: Hey Brother Seabees. I was a CM from 1980-85. Cuba in public works for the first year and then finished my 4 with NMCB 5. I am still in the construction field building Gas Stations in California. I am also an Ex-Director for a construction ministry doing free home repair for needy people in our community and around the country. Our motto, when no one else will help our neighbors in need is "Can Do". We always get the job done and are able to serve our communities as we served our country in the past......Keep On Keepin ON ! Chico
I served with NMCB 62 from '73-'76 in Rota & Okinawa (Alpha Co. mechanic). Still in construction, currently on assignment in North Dakota. My best to all of you, especially Rags, Sam DeMao, Killer, Runden, Heaberlin, Joe Cool, Andre Mouton and company. Best to all.